Today felt like a tutorial day! Here is a little tutorial for a little square of mine. I know, my pattern name skills need some work....
This square is very simple, and if you've tried Squaring the Big Circle, you will recognize the first three rounds. Here are two examples of things I've made using it:
By changing just one aspect, you can see how it can change the whole look.
So onto the Little Circle Square tutorial!
Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice)
Size J hook
Written in US stitch terms
|Start with a magic ring (or join a few chains into a loop if you prefer)|
|Rnd 1- ch 3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc, ch 1, [2dc, ch 1] 5 times, join with sl st in top of ch 3, fasten off (You should have six groups of 2dc with ch 1 spaces in between.)|
|(I like to start my rounds with a standing stitch. Yarn over, insert hook into any ch 1 space, and complete dc as usual.)|
|Rnd 2- In each ch 1 space [2dc, ch 1, 2dc, ch 1], join with sl st in first dc, fasten off|
|Rnd 3- In each ch 1 space [3dc, ch 1], join with sl st in first dc, fasten off|
|Rnd 4- In any ch 1 space *[3dc, ch 1], in next ch 1 space [3dc, ch1], in next ch 1 space [3tc, ch 2, 3tc, ch 1] (making a corner), in next ch 1 space repeat from * around, join with sl st in first dc, fasten off|
|Your Little Circle Square is complete!|
Need some ideas for joining?
|Try Sarah London's Join-As-You-Go|
|Sew them together (this was done with right side of squares facing each other, and whipstitching in back loops)|
|I like making the whipstitch with a noticeable color which I think makes for a fun design element.|
|Single crochet the squares together (with wrong sides of squares facing each other, single crochet through back loops)|
|Or with another color, single crochet a border on each square, and then whipstitch the squares together (sc in each st and ch 1 space, and I did 4sc in each corner)|
If you have any questions, I'd love to help, and if you try this tutorial I'd love to see what you make!